Simona Halep crushes Serena Williams in Wimbledon final

The Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex were in the Royal Box

Simona Halep was able to lean on encouragement from Roger Federer as she hammered Serena Williams to claim her first Wimbledon title on Saturday.

The match started ominously for the 37-year-old Williams, a seven-time Wimbledon champion who was seeking to win her first tournament win since giving birth to a daughter, Alexis Olympia, in September 2017.

She becomes Romania's first-ever Wimbledon singles champion, while Williams suffered a third consecutive defeat in a Grand Slam final after losses to Angelique Kerber at the same venue past year and Naomi Osaka at the US Open. "I think she really needs to continue working on her fitness and get refocused if she wants to beat all these records, like Margaret Court's singles record of 24".

Following her comments, King took to Twitter to clarify what she meant when she called on Williams to focus on tennis.

Halep made a grand total of just three unforced errors in the match, which left her with a +10 ratio of winners to unforced errors. She is also now the first Romanian to win a singles title at the All England Club.

Romania's Simona Halep (R) talks with her coach Darren Cahill during her women's quarter finals match against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova at the Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament in Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain, 10 May 2018.

After falling in her last two major finals, at Wimbledon previous year and the US Open soon after, it seemed like Williams had finally hit her stride after coming back from a complicated childbirth and maternity leave. Just stop all this insanity because she is trying to be everything.

"That's why I was able to play my best, to be relaxed, and to be able to be positive and confident against her". The 27-year-old broke serve in the opening game and raced into a 4-0 lead. I love coming out here, playing in front of you guys.

"Yeah, I was motivated after I won the first one that there is another chance for one more".

Halep had previously said she hoped members of the Royal Family would be in the stands to watch her match, and was thrilled she finds out Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton were in attendance.

"But if she's happy doing it this way it's fine". She would continue to do damage with the shot throughout the match. I would like to see her put everything else aside from that. "It's never easy to face a Grand Slam final". Because if you listen to him, you get the good things. "I'm literally just getting started". You can get nervous, too nervous. But now I feel stronger mentally facing her.

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